Wild Rice continues its annual holiday tradition of entertaining the entire family with Alfian Sa’at’s Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, a hilarious, heartwarming musical comedy that puts a joyously Singaporean spin on one of the world’s most beloved fairy tales.
This reimagined production will be directed by Hossan Leong, with a brand-new cast led by Chua Enlai as the Queen, Nadya Zaheer as Snow White, and Siti Khalijah Zainal as the Magic Mirror.
First staged in 2008, this riotously funny musical marked the first time Alfian tried his hand at writing a Wild Rice pantomime – which meant that he had to create a show that would play as satisfactorily for children and adults.
“I’m excited to see how children will respond to the familiar story of Snow White – now that it comes with new layers, where it deals with themes such as the pursuit of perfection and how this affects one’s self-image and self-esteem,” says Alfian.
“While Snow White is the protagonist, I think many will identify with the dwarves – as misfits who have been banished – because they do not conform to certain norms. I hope that the audience will leave the show feeling hopeful that difference is not something to be afraid of, but something that we can acknowledge and celebrate.”
Tickets are now on sale. Audiences will enjoy a 15% Early Bird discount on all Category 1 & 2 tickets purchased from now till 12 July 2023.
Not so far away, in the Eternal Kingdom, lives a Queen who wants everything and everyone to be perfect – just not as perfect as her. So, when her subjects turn 18, they are sent for “Enhancement” – a programme to correct their flaws.
One day, her Magic Mirror, who cannot lie without literally cracking up, reveals to her that a new beauty has come of age – her own step-daughter, Snow White. Seething with jealousy, the Queen orders the girl to undergo a nip-tuck by the creepy Royal Surgeon.
To save her own skin, Snow White runs away to the Outer Limits, where she meets and befriends a host of misfits and outcasts – including the rapping, breakdancing Seven Dwarfs, who have been banished from the Kingdom for falling short of the Queen’s impossibly high standards.
Will the Queen’s relentless pursuit of perfection ever end? Will Prince Charming find his true love amongst the piles of trash in the Outer Limits? And can Snow White find a way to keep it real while saving herself, her friends and the Kingdom from the Queen’s diabolical control?
15 years after its world premiere, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs makes a triumphant return to the Wild Rice stage with a brand-new cast led by Chua Enlai as the Queen and Nadya Zaheer as Snow White. With a cheekily satirical script by Alfian Sa’at and catchy original music by Elaine Chan, this hilarious, heartwarming musical comedy is the perfect show for the whole family. Join us at the theatre this holiday season for an unforgettable experience that will put a grin on your face, a spring in your step, and a song in your heart!
Playwright: Alfian Sa’at
Director: Hossan Leong
Composer & Music Director: Elaine Chan
Cast: Chua Enlai as The Queen
Nadya Zaheer as Snow White
Vester Ng as Prince Charming & Siti Khalijah Zainal as The Magic Mirror with Marcus Chiau, Alecia Kim Chua, Benjamin Koh, Medli Dorothea Loo, Andrew Lua, Suhaili Safari & Tan Rui Shan as the Seven Dwarfs
Choreographer: Hafeez Hassan
Set Designer: Wong Chee Wai
Lighting Designer: James Tan
Sound Designer: Shah Tahir
Costume Designer: Tube Gallery
Hair Designer: Ashley Lim
Make-Up Designer: Bobbie Ng
Performance Dates From 16 November 2023
Tue – Fri: 7.30pm
Sat: 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Sun: 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Previews: 16 & 17 November @ 7.30pm,
18 November @ 2.30pm
Ticket Prices Tue – Thu: $30, $40, $70, $80
Fri, Sat & Sun: $35, $45, $75, $90
Previews: $25, $35, $60, $70
Venue The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre @ Wild Rice
Public Sales From 19 June 2023, 12 noon
Early Bird: 15% off on Category 1 & 2 tickets from 26 June to 12 July 2023
Discounts: 20% off on Category 1 & 2 tickets for Wild Rice Angels
10% off on Category 1 & 2 tickets for Students,
Full-Time NSFs & Senior Citizens
Group Discounts Available for 20+ Tickets
Find out more and get your tickets at https://www.wildrice.com.sg/event/138069-snow-white-the-seven-dwarfs/ and https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/snow1223